January 27, 2023

Nasdaq: KWE

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🇩🇪(FSE: 62U)       🇨🇦(TSXV: KWE) 

KWESST Micro Systems Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offerings for USD $14.1 Million in Aggregate Gross Proceeds 

KWE Operate in Three Niche Segments in a World Market

KWE Develops Real-time situational awareness for military and public safety agencies

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KWESST Just Up Listed to the Nasdaq Last Week. This is a Ground Floor Situation

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Hello Everyone,

We have another exciting Nasdaq profile for Monday’s session.

This is a company that just up listed from the OTC to the NASDAQ.

This is something that many companies talk about but few are able to accomplish.

Pull up KWE Immediately.

KWESST develops and commercializes breakthrough next-generation tactical systems that meet the requirements of security forces and personal defense for overmatch capability against adversaries. The company’s current portfolio of unique proprietary offerings include its unique non-lethal PARA OPSTM system with application across all segments of the non-lethal market, including law enforcement and personal defense. KWESST is also engaged in the digitization of tactical forces for shared situational awareness and targeting with its signature TASCS (Tactical and Situational Control System) for real-time awareness and targeting information from any source (including drones) streamed directly to users’ smart devices and weapons. Other KWESST products include counter-measures against threats such as electronic detection, lasers and drones. These include the PhantomTM electronic battlefield decoy system to mask the electromagnetic signature of friendly forces with decoy signatures at false locations to deceive and confuse adversaries; a Battlefield Laser Detection System to counter the growing threat of weaponized lasers against personnel; and, GhostNetTM, a developmental technology for neutralizing small hostile drones without collateral damage. These systems can operate stand-alone or integrate seamlessly with OEM products and battlefield management systems, and all come integrated with ATAK. The Company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with operations in Stafford, VA and representative offices in London, UK and Abu Dhabi, UAE. The common shares of KWESST trade on the TSXV under the symbol KWE.

The float on this one is just 72k on this one which is why we have seen a lot of action and some big double digit swings in the 3 sessions since it uplisted from the OTC to the Nasdaq.

KWE operates in  3 niche segments (Non-Lethal, Digitization, Counter-Threat)

PARA OPS

Non-lethal products for personal defense, public safety and close quarters combat simulation.

A next-generation replacement for most legacy systems on the market today.

A patent-pending (# 17/669,420), non-lethal low-energy cartridge-based system that fires from a dedicated device that can resemble a TV remote control or a flashlight depending on the proposed use.

Devices shoot only PARA OPS cartridges in three variants:

(1) solid polymer slug;

(2) inert colored powder, or

(3) a safe incapacitating pepper powder.

A replacement for systems on the market today that are either high-energy and can be lethal or are air-gun based that are complex and less reliable.

How it works and compares to high-energy cartridge systems and air guns

Low Energy Cartridge Case

  • Low energy actuator disc in rear
  • No gunpowder or compressed gas
  • Specifically configured interior mates with projectile to generate self-stabilizing spin for accuracy and distance
  • Simple manufacturing
  • Calibrated actuator well below the “lethal” threshold

Projectiles

  • Injection molded polymer
  • Pre-loaded into cartridge casings
  • Three payload variants: (1.) Solid slug. (2.) Inert colored powder. (3.) Incapacitating irritant pepper powder.
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How it works and compares to high-energy cartridge systems and air guns:

Low Energy Cartridge Case

  • Low energy actuator disc in rear
  • No gunpowder or compressed gas
  • Specifically configured interior mates with projectile to generate self-stabilizing spin for accuracy and distance
  • Simple manufacturing
  • Calibrated actuator well below the “lethal” threshold

Projectiles

  • Injection molded polymer
  • Pre-loaded into cartridge casings
  • Three payload variants: (1.) Solid slug. (2.) Inert colored powder. (3.) Incapacitating irritant pepper powder.

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ARWEN

Non-lethal product line

  • Complementary acquisition, completed December 2021.
  • Iconic brand with established yet underexploited customer base of law enforcement in North America and overseas.
  • Used primarily for riot control and by police tactical teams during high-risk arrests against potentially armed violent persons vs. PARA OPS against unarmed aggressive persons.

Expected synergies

  • Market synergies – immediate access to law enforcement market for PARA OPS.
  • Technology synergies – PARA OPS can provide low-energy cartridge for ARWEN launchers.
  • Cost synergies – combined facilities and engineering.
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Soldier Digitization

  • Focused on meeting the challenge of fully digitizing the ‘tactical edge’: those commanders, soldiers, operators, and sensor systems conducting dismounted operations at the company level and below.

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  • Team Awareness Kit (TAK) as a foundational battle management building block.
  • Utilizes KWESST proprietary TASCS “Tactical And Situational Control System” software development toolset that enables sensor and effector integration with battle management software applications.
  • Chosen by General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada (GDMS-C) to develop a showcase next-generation digitized soldier system.
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The KWESST Digitization CoE is focused on meeting this challenge. The KWESST Digitization CoE provides agile, reliable, and rapid responses to support specific ‘tactical edge’ systems integration needs. The company’s capability and product development strategy is deliberately focused on enabling operators and soldiers at the “tactical edge” through a three- layered architectural vision that guides its product and capability development strategies, and has, at its heart, a Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) integration and data-exchange approach:

• Tactical Internet of Things (IoT) Layer Design and development of niche sensor and effector products that enhance operator/soldier Lethality and Survivability

  • Tactical Edge Data Integration and Processing Layer Enabling Modularity and Adaptability
    Team Awareness Kit (TAK) as a foundational battle management building block
    Integration with any the latest MESH Communications solutions Power and Security Management Supporting EUDs, Hubs and mission manager hardware
  • Enterprise Command and Control (C2) Gateway Layer Modularity and Adaptability thereby enabling integration into higher level Land C4ISR open systems architectures Common messaging and data standards Integration into higher level security architectures

COUNTER THREAT

The KWESST BLDS product line is lightweight, compact laser detection and warning capability for use by land forces at the “tactical edge”

Counters a proliferating threat environment – weaponized lasers, LRFs, laser target designators/illuminators/spotters

Laser source range and distance presentable through Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK)

Laser Detection

Vehicle version

Squad version

PhantomTM Electronic Decoy

PhantomTM portable electronic decoy

PhantomTM handheld electronic decoy

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KWESST Battlefield Laser Detection System (BLDS)

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BLDS Features and Benefits

Features Benefits

Integrated with Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) Battle Management Application with internal GPS

  • Intuitive operator interface
  • Geographically based tactical information displayfor range and bearing to laser source

All components are mature, commercial-off- the-shelf (COTS) in a patented configuration

• Reliability
• Affordability

Three variants

• Tactical flexibility and adaptability operations evolve

Low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)

  • Ideal for operations at tactical edge – below battalion level
  • Little logistics burden

CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

ASSESS, DECIDE, and ACT faster to increase OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS and SURVIVABILITY

ComprehensiveCriticalIncidentManagementSystem(CIMS) architecture and Solution:

  • NativeCloud-basedMicrosoftenvironment(MSAzure) with Team Awareness Kit (TAK)
  • SeamlessINTEGRATIONandFUSIONofcrucialreal-time position location, imagery, and targeted
    time-sensitive emergency services data and information for the effective and coordinated delivery of emergency services
  • SupportingstakeholdersfromEmergencyOperations Centres (EOC), Incident Command Post (ICP), Incident Commanders, and all first responders whether mobile or dismounted
  • DatamanagedandstoredincompliancewithNFPA1600Your Partner for Public Safety and Officer Safety• LowRiskandLowTotalCostofOwnership• CIMS Solution builds upon your existing investments in communications networks, mappingtools,andofficetoolssuchasMicrosoft Office 365

• ForFirstResponders,CIMSaddsTeamAwarenessKit(TAK) as a foundational, mobile phone based, mutual situational awareness building block

• Costofimplementation,initialtraining,continuation training, and technical support is a fraction of the costs and time currently charged for other solutions

• Security

• ThroughtheMSAzurecloudandTAK,dataatrestand data in transit is secured through a multi-layered security approach for protection against threats such as DDoS

• CIMSsupportsYOURprocessesandprocedures
to meet YOUR Emergency Management needs
• Notwojurisdictionsarethesame.Nomatteryourcritical

incident risks and planning priorities, and no matter your current processes and procedures, our CIMS solution enables how you conduct operations NOW

• PACE

• OurCIMSSolutionenablesandcansupportimplementation of an order of communication precedence list based on Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency

• FirstNetcompatible

KWESST Receives Contract Award to Integrate New Incident Command Centre and Ground Search and Rescue Application Into ATAK – KWESST

July 7, 2022 – Ottawa – KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (OTCQB: KWEMF) (FSE: 62U) (“KWESST” or the “Company”), a developer of next-generation tactical systems for military, security, and personal defense markets, today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract by CounterCrisis Technology Inc. (“CC-T”) to design, develop, and implement a significant component of a national Ground Search and Rescue Incident Command System (GSAR ICS) for Public Safety Canada. Under the contract, KWESST and CC-Twill create a Search And Rescue (SAR) planning, operations management, and situational awareness service that incorporates a custom SAR plug-in application for ATAK. ATAK is increasingly the preferred software system throughout NATO for enabling real-time shared situational awareness.

In partnership with CC-T, we are very pleased to have won this bid with Public Safety Canada, following an extensive competitive process,” said Rick Bowes, VP of Digitization and Counter-Threat Products at KWESST. “This is significant beyond the modest dollars involved since it further validates KWESST as the go-to company for integrated tactical level situational awareness information systems, including ATAK, for both military and public safety operations, and will showcase our capabilities to other potential customers. When soldiers and responders all have the same information in real time the result is a safer and more effective operation, whatever the mission.

NEWS

MANAGEMENT

Jeff MacLeod, Founder, President, CEO & Board member

Jeff is a former Canadian RCEME officer and served as System Engineer for three major Army Crown Projects before moving to the private sector. For almost twenty years he was General Manager of Diemaco/ Colt Canada. He is an expert in the Small Arms and Soldier Systems field as well as all aspects of manufacturing. He formed KWESST in 2017 to pursue opportunities in the networking and digitization of legacy and future weapons systems.

 

David E. Luxton, Executive Chairman

David is a recognized entrepreneur in the defence and security industry. He was formerly an infantry officer and senior official with the Canadian and British governments before leading the global build-out of successive defence and security companies, including Simunition, the world leader in simulated munitions for close-quarters combat training. He led the build-out of Allen- Vanguard, which became a world leader in Counter-IED solutions, where he remains Chairman. He is also former Chairman of United Tactical Systems, a world leader in non-lethal munitions systems.

 

Steven Archambault, CFO

Mr. Archambault began his career as a CPA, CA, with Ernst & Young LLP, followed by senior finance positions at AXIS Capital, a global insurer and reinsurer, and more recently had CFO roles with small-cap public Canadian companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange in media broadcasting technology and health and wellness industries.

 

 

John McCoach, Independent Director

John McCoach retired from full time employment in 2016. At that time he was President, TSX Venture Exchange; a role he held for seven years. John is a director of the Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization. CMAIO is tasked by The Government of Canada, six provinces and one territory to create a pan Canadian securities commission. He is also the Lead Director, Liberty Defense Holding Ltd. John was a director, and Interim CEO, of Nautilus Minerals Inc. John is also a director of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue.

 

 

Paul Mangano, Independent Director

Paul is a thirty-four-year veteran of the high-tech sector. He has an MBA in High Technology from Northeastern University and a BA in Economics from Harvard. In 2015, he established Surculus Advisors, a management advisory firm providing strategic advice and leadership to SME companies in the high-tech sector including aerospace and defense. Prior to forming Surculus Advisors, Paul was a Division President at L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL).

He is former President and Chief Operating Officer of Proterion Corporation..

 

 

Paul Fortin, Independent Director

Paul has held senior business development positions within two of Canada’s largest law firms – Gowlings WLG and more recently Borden Ladner Gervais LLP where he was responsible for the firm’s defense and security as well as international expansion strategies which encompassed Asia Pacific, United Kingdom, and the United States. His network includes exceptionally strong ties to the defense community and diplomatic defense attaché network, notably with the USA (Air Force, Army, Navy, USMC) , 5 Eyes, Korean, Ukrainian, Israeli and NATO and Middle Eastern (Gulf States).

 

 

Warren Downing, Director, Innovation

Warren spent fifteen years in the Royal Australian Air Force. He then transitioned to industry, building on his military experience and spent more than twenty years in senior Systems Engineering and Program Management roles with major defence companies such as CAE Inc., Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, DRS Technologies and Colt Canada. At KWESST he leads the technical innovation team of senior engineers.

 

 

 

Jeff Dunn, U.S. Market Development

Jeff is former COO of ARTEMIS, Inc., the Naval Service Lead for Rapid Prototyping at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Director Strategic Development at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. Military service awards include a Bronze Star, a Meritorious Service Medal, a Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal and several Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medals. Jeff spent 20 years as a U.S. Marine AV-8B Harrier pilot & mission commander.

 

 

 

Rick Bowes, VP of Operations

Prior to his various senior roles with defence contractors such as General Dynamics Canada, DRS Technologies Canada (now Leonardo DRS), ATCO Frontec and ADGA Group Inc., Rick had a distinguished career as a senior officer in the Canadian Army, retiring in 2003 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is a graduate of Royal Military College of Canada and served in various operational and staff roles in the Canadian military and on secondment to the British Army. As an armour officer, Rick served with various units such as Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) and the Canadian Airborne Regiment Battle Group across Canada and in deployed operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the UN Protection Force and the NATO Stabilization Force (SFOR). Rick was also part of the planning team for Canada’s participation in the NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR) mission in 1999.

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